I have been instructing dog training students since 2013 through a nationally recognized dog training school. During that time, I’ve helped hundreds of students achieve professional dog training certifications. My graduates have gone on to work in many fields within the dog training industry, including pet obedience, odor detection, personal and police protection, competitive dog sports and business ownership.
I realized my passion for dog training as a teenager and enrolled in dog training school where I excelled and graduated with honors. After graduation, I travelled to another school in Sao Paulo, Brazil to focus on training aggressive dogs. Before I started instructing future trainers, I worked at Kennelwood Pet Resorts for 12 years training thousands of pets and instructing their owners on proper canine communication and leadership.
In addition to my professional dog training education and career, another passion of mine is dog sport competition. In 2010, I won the Schutzhund National Championship, earning the chance to represent the United States at the World Championship in Germany. I won the Protection Sport Association’s (PSA) “Highest Score of the Year” award in 2011 and 2015 with two different dogs. I’ve also earned multiple first place finishes and “High in Trial” awards for various dog sports including American Kennel Club obedience, Schutzhund and Protection Sports Association. I am honored to have the opportunity to teach the next generation of professional dog trainers.